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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 7, 2013 2:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: burn cd from 24bit flac files?

Trader's Little Helper works great for this.
http://archive.org/post/398478/non-dead-flac-24-to-wav

This post was modified by vapors on 2013-01-07 10:07:46

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jan 4, 2013 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur NYE shows?

thanks, though I already do all that with TLH.

I'm wondering if the 24bitFLAC is different than 16bit - as far as burning the converted WAV files to a CD I can listen to.
I read somewhere that 24bitFLAC > Wav cannot be burned to audible CD - but I guess I read wrong.

In any case, I'm torrenting it from IA (a first!) I had no idea IA files could be torrented. Good thing I have utorrent so I could pick just the FLAC Files.

This post was modified by cosmicharIie on 2013-01-04 19:16:42

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 4, 2013 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur NYE shows?

Is this a trick question? :)
If you convert the flac24 file to wav with TLH, just add the wav files to your burning program.

24bit is different than 16bit, but either can be convereted to wav for burning to disc.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jan 4, 2013 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur NYE shows?

Well, vapemon, I'll find out! If I sacrifice a CD, you'll be assessed a penalty vapehit -lol > http://www.pristineclassical.com/More/FLAC-24bit.html


24-bit audio will not go onto CD!

One common misconception is that you can record 24-bit downloads onto standard audio CDs, thereby increasing audio quality over 16-bit downloads. Not only does this represent a misunderstanding of how CDs work - whatever the electronics claims of your CD player and some of the dubious marketing of some record companies' products, all CDs are by definition 16-bit audio - but it is quite simply impossible to write our 24-bit files to CD as they come. You would need to resample them and dither down from 24-bit/48k to 16-bit/44.1k - which is precisely what we do when we prepare our 16-bit masters. This requires specialist software not normally found in CD writing packages.

Beware of any software which claims to convert FLAC into other formats - make sure it specifically states 24-bit 48k compatibility and the ability to convert sample rates and bit depths if you wish to use it to convert our 24-bit FLACs for audio CD or iPod use.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jan 5, 2013 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur NYE shows?

ok, the flac files load into audacity at 96000kbs, then I set the "Project Rate" in the lower left corner of audacity to 44100. The resulting wav works fine in a CD.

The 24bitFlac will not convert to an audible-for CD-wav in Traders Friendly Helper

time to take that penalty vape hit! ;)

This post was modified by cosmicharIie on 2013-01-05 17:13:56

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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 5, 2013 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur NYE shows?

I don’t wish to drag this out any furthUr, but this work flow does just fine for me:

Flac24> TLH (decode)> wav. Yesterday to test out my facts I successfully downloaded the flac24 files from the Furthur show under discussion, decoded with TLH, and successfully burned a disc (ExpressBurn.) No problems and plays in my stereo.

I just checked the property details of one of the resultant wav files, and it does show a 4608 bit rate. Not sure what to make of that; my TLH usage is primarily to create checksums for uploading to archive, but it has also served me well when I encounter a show with only flac24 files. My only skill with Audacity is when I need to split a stereo track to adjust channel levels in my recordings.

Anyhow, glad you got satisfaction. Without the proper paraphilia I’ll have to take that penalty the old fashioned way! Peace brother.

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Poster: cosmicharIie Date: Jan 6, 2013 6:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur NYE shows?

TLH works for the conversion? "They" lied to me - lol - which means I take 2 penalty hits.

With the name, vapors, I was sure you were up on vape technology. Here you go, a grate site to study >> http://www.vapecritic.com/

This post was modified by cosmicharIie on 2013-01-06 14:15:19